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more about it. thank you for joining us. let's start with the debt and deficit since this is front and center as far as the international conversation as it may be. the cbo, congressional budget office, came out with new projections this week. they saw, long term, the economy will move in the opposite direction of the deficit. the economy grows if the deficit goes down, it shrinks if the deficit goes up. you argue in the book that the deficit really doesn't matter right now. do you disagree with the government's projections? >> no, i think the cbo report is pretty reasonable. and it says that we wish we had lower debt, and if we look at the long term it would be nice to pay down the debt but it does not show a crisis. and trying to slash the deficit right now will deepen the clear and present danger which is a very high unemployment and ongoing economic slump. so i actually -- i found the cbo report supportive of what i'm saying, that right now our priorities should be jobs and not the deficit. >> i want to get your reaction to something that dave camp told us, the chairman of the
deficits aren't nearly -- they're important but not nearly as important as getting the economy growing now. and that's what i want to do. chris: i'll get back to what you said, david. there is a great chance to get the american people's attention. if he makes an appeal, let's get beyond the zero sum, backettey-back bickering in washington and get some stuff done this year. can he put the republican right, i guess you have to call it the republican right, in a corner? >> if he continues this theme which i think led to his success on the fiscal cliff negotiations, which is to make the republicans the party of no at a time when americans want government to work. and i think that's the way he needs to set it up. i didn't think he did that well in his inaugural address but i think he has another chance here, and if he can make it seem as if, you know, resisting him on finding an alternative to sequestration is being the party of no, the party of the wreckers, i think he's got him in a corner. >> i think if he does go over their heads in congress, which is what he's trying to do on every issue,
down spending. >> i think the mixed picture is as follows. yes, i think more deficit reduction is occurring than most people realize. if the sequester actually occurs or cuts equivalent to the size of the sequester occur, $1.2 trillion over two years, you will have had $3 trillion of deficit reduction done or in the pipelines, and simpson bowles two years ago called for 4.5%. you will have done two thirds of what they said. although if they were sitting here today they would probably call for a higher number. however, it's not being done in the right way. on a balanced way and adequately balanced between revenues and spending and the key to spending restraint over the very long term, entitlement reform is not as mcginnis said, part of the picture. >> alan, your book. let's talk about that for a moment. you argued the t.a.r.p. and the stimulus did their jobs. why and what did we learn from the crisis? >> well, why? we had a very sick financial system, especially a sick banking system. that had to be the first order of priority, even though it was bound to be incredibly unpopular
republicans want a bigger agreement on a long-term deficit reduction plan. the white house also announced today president obama will be going to israel this spring for the first time since taking office. israeli media say he's due to arrive march 20th, though the white house would not confirm any of the travel dates. >>> we are learning much more tonight about the breaking story we brought you here last night. the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old boy after a standoff in alabama that lasted almost a week. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sticky notes on everyone that was in there, eating a turkey sandwich, and watching spongebob. >> reporter: at
budget office that for the first time since president obama has been in office, we can see a deficit under $1 trillion. $884 billion is what they are suggesting. they think unemployment will go up through the next couple of years, but federal revenue, the amount of money coming into the government going up by 25%, in part, because of the fiscal cliff deal. also because the economy is improving. richard? >> tracie, we'll take under 1 trillion right now. thank you. >>> a major decision expected today from the boy scouts of america. national board members set to vote on whether to lift a decade's long band on gay leaders and scouts. the final day of a three-day meeting of officials. a controversial issue drawing fire from both sides and putting one of the country's largest youth organizations under a microscope. president obama said over the weekend that scouting should be open to everyone while texas governor rick perry expressed the opposite opinion. if board members scrap that policy, they will be able to decide for themselves to admit gays to their ranks there. >>> on the heels of t
of the president's most prominent items fallwell below the economy in budget deficits, among americans' top concerns, mr. obama is expected to cast them in economic terms as well, citing among other things, the benefits of attracting the world's best minds. the president's tone will matter, too, as he faces a choice between confrontation and compromise. >> he can continue the approach he's taken, which is very much an outside game, pressure the congress, turn up the heat. or he can go for a more conciliatory approach in this speech. >> reporter: the president will follow up his speech by taking his state of the union message on the road. he has three stops after the speech. they are asheville, north carolina, atlanta, georgia, winding down in his hometown of chicago. >> thank you, peter. we want to remind everyone, nbc news will have live coverage of the state of the union address tuesday at 9:00 eastern. >>> gunfire erupted on new orleans' famed bourbon street overnight, wounding four people and sending mardi gras revelers running for cover. police said the shooting followed an argument. t
and deficit. he doesn't share the commitment with us on that. so, ok, we're going to keep at it on that. but at the same time, you've got so many millions of americans who feel that they have become an afterthought. my purpose in saying this is we have conservative principles that actually can work for their life again. and that's what we're going to be about promoting. >> before you go, i want to ask you about the debate over drones. it's a key part of the president's national security policy. why hasn't congress passed any additional legislation to review drone policy, to really understand where there ought to be checks and balances in the time that's passed since the original authorization post-9/11 that gave the president the authority to have a kill list, as the president works off of, for drones? >> you know, i'm glad to hear that the administration has released the memo that is under discussion to our intelligence committees in both the house and the senate. we're going to be about oversight and getting into examining that memo. but, you know, let's just say -- suffice it is to s
of running a deficit after our very dry january. thursday we get those showers. let's take you into the upcoming weekend. hey, we're done with the 49ers and football for now, but we're getting ready to start back up with baseball, of course. >> oh, yeah. >> we are your giants station. fanfest saturday looking good, back to you. >> that's right. the world champion giants. >> that's right. >>> coming up at 11:00, beyonce makes a major announcement follower her spectacular half time performance. >> maybe something to do with putting a ring op it. >>> and fan favorites. >>> virgin america announcing later today beginning may 1st it will start flying from san jose to los angeles. domestic carrier known for low fares and in-flight wifi will be facing some fierce competition from airlines, though, including southwest, american, alaska and united. the move is welcome news to silicon valley business travelers who have long been campaigning to bring more carrier to the airport. the airline plans to add 15 workers in san jose. >>> because the 49ers did not strike super bowl gold, mayor ed
deficit with china felt by quite a bit suggesting strong american manufacturing and exports. now it's good news, but it doesn't gibe with the latest gdp numbers we have showing that the american economy has contracted. so economists are going to have to go back and figure this one out. those discouraging gdp numbers could very well be wrong. >>> a decent day on the markets. it's been a peculiar week this week, a lot of up and a lot of down. linkdn doing well after blowout yesterday. >>> and the power company that provided electricity to the louisiana superdome said it figured out what caused the power outage during the super bowl. it wasn't hackers, beyonce, it was just a bad relay. sometimes the explanation turns out to be a bit routine. a thing-ga-ma-doo quit working. >> fun to think that beyonce blew out all the lightsp. >> scott mcgrew talking about a thing-ga-ma-doo. >> technical term. >>> a live look. beautiful clear skies more or less here over san francisco. this is the clearest it's been all day. so mostly sunny here. let's show you san jose now. oh, yeah, we're still dealing with
who has worked with budgets throughout my life, in order to deal with the deficit problem, you've got to deal with entitlements. you have to deal with revenues. and you have to deal with discretionary. all of it has to be part of a package. >> is he doing enough? >> i think he's pushing as hard as he can. >> should he be more public? >> well, look. the president of the united states has indicated the concern about sequester. he's indicated his concern about maintaining a strong national defense. and he's proposed a solution to this. the ball is in congress' court. they have got to take action to delay sequester. >> i want to move on to some of the hot spots. we'll start in north africa. a lot of news this week. here is the a.p. headline. u.s. limited in fight against north african militants. the united states is struggling to confront an uptick in threats in the newest hot spot with limited intelligence and few partners to help as the obama administration weighs who you to keep islamic extremists from jeopardizing national security without launching war. we want to put up a map here.
to be so egregious that lawmakers have to come to an agreement on deficit reduction. that has not happened and time is running out. >> if the sequester goes forward, thousands that work in national security, education, or clean energy are likely to be laid off. >> reporter: the cuts would amount to a 13% reduction to the military. >> this will badly damage our national defense and compromise our ability to respond to crises in a dangerous world. >> reporter: in washington, it's the same old sticking point, with the president insisting that the deal include new taxes. >> we sure as heck should be willing to ask, those of us who are luckiest in this society, to close a few loopholes and deductions that the average american doesn't get. >> reporter: republicans say it's time to reform entitlements and cut spending. >> there is a better way to lower the deficit. but americans do not -- do not support sacrificing real spending cuts for more tax hikes. >> i think the chances of a deal to avert the sequester are less than 50/50, you are looking at a short time frame between now and march 1st to d
and deficit reduction exactly one week ahead of his state of the union address. president obama is juggling a full plate of proposals on guns and immigration. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday toured border security operations in san diego. >> we are committed to making sure this sector and the entire southwest border remains secure. >> reporter: a key piece of the president's plan for immigration reform that allowed estimates 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderopolis in the mid '90s, before a crackdown sharply reduced the violence. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for expanded background checks, reinstating the assault weapons
. >> reporter: the president will largely focus his attention on immigration reform and deficit reduction exactly one week ahead of his state of the union address. >>> a tragic story. new details on the death of a new york city mom murdered in turkey. >> she was supposed to come back and she didn't. >> they must have luck on their side. ste stephen and terri weaver were on a weekend getaway and returned with two lottery tickets. are you kidding me? >> couldn't believe we won twice. couldn't believe we had won as much as we did. >> jesse, will you come out? >> a gentleman never kisses and tells. >> pucker up. all right. >> loser pays up. boy, is al roker paying right now. >> here's what's happening in your neck of the -- your neck of the woods. >> l.a. reid, the music mogul and jennifer hudson. >> katharine mcphee is inside our studio warm and toasty. >> you remember her, tiffani thiess thiessen, of "saved from the bell." >> john harbaugh is with us from new orleans. >> we were watching your show in the room. you guys do a great job. we love your show. >> yes, there are men on trampolines
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